Community Calendar is a free service provided by WBRM to the non-profits to publicize their events and information.  Please submit your information to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden St., Marion, NC 28752

The City of Marion has suspended public access to its facilities. Citizens will still be able to conduct City business during this time, but in an altered way. Please see the below operation changes for details.  You can still make payments for utility bills, tax payments and certain other business by using the drive-through window. 

 The Board of Commissioners are accepting applications to serve on the Planning Board and Agriculture Advisory Board. Also, the Tourism Development Authority has a vacancy representing lodging properties with more than 50 rooms. Applications are available in the Clerk to the Board's office located at 100 Spaulding Road, Suite 1, and also online at All applications must be received by Tuesday, April 7th. Any questions call Cheryl Mitchell at 652-7121 x 1325  

The McDowell Community Thrift Store, The Marion BEAR Closet and the Sharing Pantry are partnering up to provide food bags for community members with children food bags...children must be present.  located at McDowell Community Thrift Store, 2354 US 221 Business, Marion.  Hours are 11am to 4pm...Wednesdays and Fridays for at least the next two weeks. 1 bag of food per family, 1 time a week.  For questions, call 559-2100 or 415-0812. 

Soup and a Bowl 2020, sponsored by McDowell Arts Council Association has been postponed.  Once a safe and accessible times becomes clear, the event will be rescheduled.  If you already have tickets or reservations, your seat is secure for the to-be-rescheduled date. 

The Whitehouse Community Club’s Country Breakfast, scheduled for March 28th, has been cancelled.

The March 29th Vietnam Veterans National Memorial Day celebration has been postponed.  This event, sponsored by the DAR and the American Legion Post 56 will be rescheduled at a later date.  You may still submit names of veterans that you wish to have recognized

It’s not too late for your flu vaccine.  Stop by the McDowell County Health Department for your flu vaccine today.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am until 4:30.  Insurance accepted.

There are many changes to Superior and Criminal Court.  Please call before you go to the courthouse.  the number is 655-4100.  Also, you can go to to learn new court dates.

Marion’s Coin Club Annual Coin show scheduled for April has been cancelled

There will be a Red Cross blood drive  at the Marion Community Building, 99 North Main Street, from 1:30 pm-6:30 pm. Then on  Thursday March 26th there will be blood drive at Bethel Baptist Church, 205 Bethel Church Road, Marion from 2:30 pm until 6:30 pm Marion Community Building, 99 North Main Street, from 1:30 pm-6:30 pm.  Blood donation is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. At each blood drive, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols. In addition to our standard procedures, you will notice the following at your local blood drive: Pre‐Donation Donor Temperature Screening before entering the blood drive • Enhanced Disinfecting • Social Distancing • Hand Sanitizer • All staff members will have a temperature check before presenting to work • Increased Educational Materials • Donor educational materials on COVID‐19.  Visit to make an appointment.